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The London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp

A photograph of a London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp has emerged from a collection taken by a British inmate in the prison camp.


Tickets Alert: Trooping the Colour and the Garter Ceremony

Each year, two major regal ceremonies take place, and you can request tickets to attend them.


London Public Art: The traffic light roundabout

In London's docklands is a roundabout, and in the middle a tree, blinking and flashing away -- made from a cluster of traffic lights.


The special tiles at London Underground’s Bethnal Green station

Bethnal Green tube station is notable for three things - a disaster, a clock, and some tiles -- and today I am going to talk about the tiles.


Virgin Trains complains after Manchester United scarf flushed down its toilets

Virgin Trains is launching a campaign to ask people to stop flushing strange things down their train toilets.


Tickets Alert: Occasional openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public has announced a series of open days for 2019.


London’s Alleys: Swedeland Court, EC2

Swedeland Court is a very narrow passage that is very easy to miss, even as it sits right next to a landmark pub for the area opposite Liverpool Street station.


Free travel on London Transport this New Year’s Eve

As is now traditional, travel on much of the public transport in London will be free of charge overnight on New Year's Eve.


Your most read articles on IanVisits during 2018

I deem that it is time for a dose of omphaloskepsis, and to find out which of my miserable scrawlings captured your attention the most during the past year.


Be a pirate at the Museum of Childhood

There's an exhibition about pirates in East London at the moment, which I would describe as a pirate themed playground that happens to be in a museum.